A NORTH Yorkshire pub is increasing its support for local residents with the opening of a new room with audio and visual facilities to attract groups and home-workers.

The room at The Exelby Green Dragon near Bedale, is now well-equipped to offer video conference and out of home working facilities.

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Publicans Tom and Becci Baker, who run the community-owned pub, want to encourage societies and groups to use the space as well as appeal to people working from home.

The room, which includes a wide screen TV, internet access and video conferencing facilities, was opened with the expert help and a Community Services Fund from Pub is The Hub, a not-for-profit organisation that helps pubs to diversify and provide essential local services

Mr Baker said: "This new community room will offer those people working from home a safe environment, appeal to local groups as well as offering conference facilities for local businesses.

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"The great audio visual facilities will allow us to offer events to get the local residents together."


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